On the way home I thought about how I could cover them to make them nice enough to be used as Christmas presents for my girlfriends. On a tight budget like everyone else this year I still want to be able to give something to my closest friends. I knew I had some yarn that was like a denim and other colors I could use from other projects and except for my time these gifts would practically be free. So I sat down with my hook and some yarn and designed these easy covers for free.
They really are quick and easy so you can make lots of them and you will be helping to keep the earth green, as with all plastics it takes a long time for these to break down in the landfill. Crochet a couple of extra and take them to your local nursing home, these are perfect for hanging nightgowns on because they help to keep the gown on the hanger. These could be made for men also, just use more earth tones. I added a bow to the top and a small easy sack made from wired ribbon so that the ladies could add their favorite perfume or essential oil.
Time to Complete: 30 minutes crochet time
By Debra from Colorado
By Sandi from Salem, OR
How do you start to wrap a wire clothes hanger with yarn, but not with a crochet hook or knitting needle?
I remember as a kid someone taught my to finger crochet a sort of slipknot for hangers without using a hook or needle. First make a knotted loop then hold the hanger between your knees and "finger crochet around the metal hanger, using a slipknot to tie it finished.
I want to know the instructions to wrap yarn on a coat hanger. I know the way I have been doing it is not correct, although it works. Do you have instructions?
You said in your directions that you had made changes to the original" crochet plastic coat hanger" directions. My grandmother used to make these for the whole family. Although the basic pattern is the same, she did some things that make them a bit different from yours. Was wondering if you could email me the original instructions so that I could see if they are what she did. Thanks. BJ
My email is: TheBGs@comcast.net.
PS: I worked on these all winter and have been giving them to family on birthdays.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to make "yarn wrapped coat hangers". It's an older form of "tying" kind of, but by wrapping and going through is all I can remember. Can someone please help?
Pat from Plainville, CT
1. cut off a good sized length of yarn.
2. holding the hanger in front of you, tie the yarn onto the hanger down in the lower right hand side.
3. let your piece of yarn hang down.
4. holding hanger in front of you bring the yarn up and over the horizontal wire,(so that uour yarn goes down behind the wire) forming a loop. Bring the end of the yarn thru the loop so that the piece of yarn is now back in front of the hanger.
5. Pull the yarn tight and it will form a knot. As you go along and make more knots, covering your hanger, you can easily adjust the knots so that they form a straight line. I'm not sure but I think I remember from my macrame' days that this is called a half hitch knot.
6. When you have about an inch of yarn left, wrap it tightly several times around the hanger and glue. Start another piece of yarn in the same way you started the first piece.
7. Keep going, looping and knotting until the entire hanger is covered and then just glue the ends of the yarn to hold them tight.
8. You might find it easier to "practice" first by looping and knotting on a pencil. Hope this helps. Also, instead of using just a single length of yarn, you could use double strands. It would give your hanger a thicker covering. Just make sure when you cut your yarn peices that they are of equal length. You could also use contrasting colors and make your hanger covers pink and white or black and white, black and grey. Anything at all. (11/09/2006)
Anyone know how to crochet a pad for a wooden coat hanger so when your clothes hang they don't get the bump on the shoulder?
By Bettie in TXh3>RE: Crochet Coat Hangers Here's a site where I found a pattern. crochet.about.com (05/11/2006)
For your last row, do the first half of the row; with 10 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 10 loops. This creates a closed end. Then, with the bumpy side out, single-crochet the sides of the strip together. If your hanger has an unscrewing hook, you can complete the single-crocheting leaving just the other end open; if your hook doesn't unscrew you'll have to slip the crocheting over the hanger when you're about a quarter of the way done. Continue single crocheting around the second end, finish off and pull yarn ends to the inside. (10/30/2006)
I a looking for the pattern for crocheted hangers.
By Ann from Loup City, NE
Good luck! (11/02/2009)
How do you make yard covered coat hangers? Tips from the ThriftyFun community. .
By Lee in TX
Have fun. Once you get the hang of it, you can make them really fast. You can even do this with two different colors, just tie them both together when you start and follow the above directions. It's harder to use two colors, though, until you get used to doing this with one color.
Feel free to post your ideas below.
I cut long strip-60 inches-the width of my material. I used the width of my ruler as a guide to cut the strip. Measure down 3/4 of an inch and cut the ends on a diagonal. With the napped side up, start wrapping from the neck of the hanger. Wrap diagonally around the hanger a couple of times and with a needle and thread stitch the end and wrap the thread around the hanger neck a couple of times then knot in the material. Leave the needle attached.
Keep wrapping diagonally, stretching strip so it fits smoothly and snugly on the wire (like a tenser bandage). Overlap as you go. My strip was 1 1/4 inches wide and I overlapped by 3/4 of an inch. When you get to the neck cut again on the diagonal and stitch and wrap the end to the neck of the hanger. (10/10/2007)
By Joyce Robertson
How do I make yarn covered coat hangers?
By Paula from Dallas
I am looking for the instructions on covering wire coat hangers.